A group of police officers patrolling a Queens neighborhood arrested a man on murder charges moments after hearing the gunshot they say killed a 55-year-old man late on Tuesday.
Plainclothes officers patrolling South Jamaica found 37-year-old Anthony Guyton at 143rd Street and 119th Avenue at about 10:30 p.m. after hearing a single gunshot from the intersection, according to the NYPD.
Police allege that the man had a gun in his hand when they arrived on scene. Officers ordered him to put the weapon on the ground, and he was put under arrest.
After cuffing Guyton, police say they found 55-year-old Langley Bruce in the driver's seat of a car parked nearby with a single gunshot wound to his chest. Bruce was taken to the hospital and was pronounced dead on arrival.
Guyton is charged with second-degree murder in Bruce’s death. He also faces weapons charges.
It’s not clear if the suspect has an attorney.